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Authors Akhter SA, McGinty J, Konys JJ, Giesting RM, Merrill WH, Wagoner LE
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Journal J. Heart Lung Transplant. Volume: 23 Issue: 12 Pages: 1447-50
Publish Date 2004 Dec
PubMed ID 15607678

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is an extremely rare primary cardiac tumor. We describe a young patient who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation for an unresectable right ventricular MFH and presented 7 years later with a local recurrence in the native right atrium. This was treated by complete resection of the right atrial tumor and adjuvant chemotherapy. This case represents the only reported long-term survival following cardiac transplantation for MFH and describes our management strategy for local recurrence in this patient. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System